Welcome to the
Mrs Gibbs is our class teacher.
She will be supported by Mrs Robertson and Mrs Hill who will work across Year 4.
Just like squirrels our class are inquisitive, determined and hardworking.
On this page you will find notices, photos and fantastic work that we think should be celebrated with you at home!
Spring 1 - Fire and Fangs
Our topic this half term will focus on Dragons!!!
To begin the term, we will be studying books based on Dragons and creating an environment to display our own mythical creations.
In Science we will be looking at
Teeth and Digestion
where we will learn about our teeth and how to look after them correctly. We will then focus on our digestive system and how the foods we eat may affect us.
In Art we will be studying the work of artist
Daniel Gabriel Angelo Jean-Baptiste,
who uses bright silk paints and gutta to depict different animals on silk. We will then use this knowledge to create our own dragon-based art.
In Guided Reading we will be reading the book
'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'
by Andy Shepherd
What predictions can you make about this book from the cover?
This term we are beginning to look at instruction writing. We will first write some instructions and then think about the skills we need to include to improve our instructions. This will all be linked to a very exciting part of our dragon topic!
Can your child tell the time?
Half way through this term we will be learning to tell the time on an analogue clock. Please support your child by ensuring they know o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour so we can build their knowledge further.
Also, please continue to work on times tables along with the corresponding division facts. Try to use 'Times Table Rockstars' as often as possible to increase speed and accuracy on the computer.
- PE Kit
Squirrels will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.
Times Table sheets will be sent home every Monday to support practice at home. Times Tables tests will take place on Fridays.
Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.
Topic homework will be sent home in the style of a grid to be completed across the half term with the intention that each child aims to achieve at least 30 points for the half term.
Children have access to the library and an accelerated reader book which needs to be into school every day to use in allocated reading time. Learning journals have also been issued so children can record the books they are reading as well as offering space for comments to be made when reading occurs at home. These too should be in school, on the children's tables each day.
We encourage all children to read as much as possible and encourage them to achieve 100% in the quizzes completed based upon the books.